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|Jul-26-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Amazing. Youngblood played a doubleheader, for two different teams. The second one is even funnier, since the two teams were playing each other.|
|Jul-27-12|| ||perfidious: <Phony Benoni> Now you mention it, I'd heard of the Youngblood bit...|
The Flack-Heathcote affair is something new to me, though it's curious that both these transactions involved at least one game at present-day Wrigley.
|Jul-27-12|| ||WannaBe: Never knew this, before the '36 Olympics, there was no torch relay!|
|Jul-28-12|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Dr Benoni do you agree with this assessment of baseballs top 10 ballparks?|
|Jul-28-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Houston and Cincinnati have nice parks.|
|Jul-28-12|| ||Travis Bickle: <OhioChessFan> Yeah Elvis, but there's only 1 'Friendly Confines'! Like Ernie Banks said, "let's Play two today"! ; P|
|Jul-28-12|| ||Jim Bartle: What's great is that all those "multi-purpose" stadiums are no longer used for baseball: Three Rivers, Candlestick, Riverfront, the Astrodome, the old Busch, etc.|
|Jul-28-12|| ||Travis Bickle: <Jim Bartle> Don't forget that old barn in Montreal.|
|Jul-28-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <Travis> Having been to only four MLB stadiums myself, I can't render much judgment here. But I'm sure the general opinion would be that any list headed by Wrigley Field can't be all bad.|
|Jul-28-12|| ||Jim Bartle: There are really three groups of stadiums in competition to be the best:|
1. Wrigley and Fenway.
2. The wave of new stadiums starting with Camden Yards.
3. Dodger Stadium.
Dodger Stadium was in some ways the first of the "modern" type stadiums which are so popular now, avoiding the Three Rivers/Riverfront trap. I'm sure it seems a little obsolete (but not historically dated) today, but when I went to games there in 1978 I thought it was the greatest place I'd ever seen. It helped that my seats were in the third row behind the first-base side dugout.
|Jul-28-12|| ||Travis Bickle: <Phony Benoni> Thank you sir for your opinion. I think the two best parks are Wrigley & Fenway Park. Both parks have so much history. |
The Chicago Bears played at The Confines from 1921 to 1970. The great Dick Butkus said the way they had the field laid out it was only 99.5 yards long. DE Steve(Mongo)McMichael during a Cubs broadcast said he would have liked to have played football at Wrigley Field, and left his mark in the bricks by leaving a tooth like a shark, LOL!
I read a story in The Chicago Suntimes that way back The New York highschool champs played The Chicago highschool champs at Wrigley. A then senior from New York named Gehrig with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth hit a grand slam into the right field bleachers to win the game!
The great Babe Ruth played at Wrigley in one of the two World Series with The Yanks vs The Cubs in 1932 & 1938. Here are the box scores.
|Jul-28-12|| ||OhioChessFan: I'd have to rate Fenway and Wrigley the top 2. I thought Camden Yards was way underrated on that list(I went to a game there and loved the entire atmosphere), Dodger Stadium way overrated, and amazed Houston and Cincinnati didn't make the top 13. I agree with <JB> about the cookie cutter stadia which were a pox on humanity.|
|Jul-28-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Took a glance at Travis' link to the 1932 Series, and saw the Yankees scored 12 runs in the first game with just 8 hits, including just a single homer (Gehrig). Pretty efficient, I'd say.|
Turns out Cubs pitchers gave up six walks as well, but still, only 40 batter-faced-pitchers in a game, and they gave up 12 runs. So 24 outs, 16 got on base, and 12 of those scored.
|Jul-28-12|| ||perfidious: 'A pox on humanity' about sums up my view of the 1970s bacillus which overcame planners of those stadia.|
James Shields is on the block, but the funny thing about it is a turn of phrase used by a member of the Rays' organisation:
|Jul-29-12|| ||WannaBe: As long as you aren't sitting behind the iron support (at Wrig. or ol' Tiger), does Fenway have those iron 'pillar' that blocks your view? |
Been to 5 parks myself, hoping to make it to A's this year, before they make the play-offs and ticket price sky-rocket. (Every Wednesday, A's have $2 BART special, I think there are 4 more dates available.)
This Wed. vs. Tampa, and in 2 weeks against Angels, those dates I know for sure, I may have to use a 'sick day'...
(How 'bout them Bums! Swept the Giants, as a pay-back for being swept in San Francisco about a month ago. Virtual tie for NL Worst, errrr West. =)
|Jul-29-12|| ||WannaBe: Are Washington Nats and Cincinnatus Reds for real?! This late into the season, they have to be real, right?|
Besides them, the two teams in the AL that absolutely blind-sided me are Chi. W. Sox, and Oakland.
Nobody, absolutely no one in N. Cal expected anything from (cheapskate) owner of the A's this year.
All the talk is their (desired) move to San Jose, how Alameda County Stadium is old, out-dated, even the Raiders are thinking of moving (back to L.A.) after SF 'Niners got a new stadium in Santa Clara.
I think, the radio station said, Oakland A's are 18-3 (!!!) in July. And they are even half-game ahead of the big-spending Angels.
|Jul-29-12|| ||WannaBe: TOTALLY Useless Information Dept.:
|Jul-30-12|| ||technical draw: <TOTALLY Useless Information Dept.: >|
I found that trivia to be amusing and interesting.
|Jul-30-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <td> Being amusing and interesting doesn't preclude being useless. See my kibitzes.|
|Jul-30-12|| ||Phony Benoni: By the way, I had to look up that 10 stolen bases game. Incredible.|
|Jul-30-12|| ||WannaBe: I see, that our beloved <Phony> is on 9991 kib'ns!!|
10,000 and you be in (to) the HoF! =)
|Jul-30-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Great. That means I'll have to wear a tie (for the first time in five years) to the induction ceremony, while watching Carlsen and Wang Hao play the Latvian Gambit because they don't want to wear out their starting opening repertoires.|
|Jul-30-12|| ||Jim Bartle: 10 stolen bases! Unless the pitcher is a great one who doesn't care about stealing (not sure, but I think Nolan Ryan was like that, several of the greatest), stolen bases seem to have a psychological value in rattling the defense, beyond the actual value of advancing bases. And when a team starts stealing bases at will, it's devastating.|
I saw a game in the 1974 season when Lou Brock stole four bases against the Giants, and it changed the whole tone of the game, though the Cards were well ahead before he stole #2. Gave him 98 for the year.
|Jul-31-12|| ||WannaBe: Another Chapter of, What-ever-happened-to...
|Jul-31-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Okay, I admit it. I just saw the headline:
<Royals watch queen's granddaughter win equestrian silver>
and my first thought was wondering why the Kansas City Royals were watching at all.
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